13th Congress Resolutions
 
 
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C.R.  13-1

Expressing the gratitude of the people of the Federated States of Micronesia to the Honorable Jack Fritz for his many years of dedicated service as a member and Speaker of the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia.

C.R. 13-2

Supporting the bid of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to participate in the World Health Organization as an observer.

 
C.R. 13-3

To ratify the "United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women" (December, 1979), with reservations.

C.R. 13-4

Approving the Amendments to the Treaty on Fisheries Between the Governments of Certain Pacific Island States and the Government of the United States of America and the Annexes and Schedules thereto.

C.R. 13-5

Ratifying the National Tourism Marketing and Promotion Action Plan for the Federated States of Micronesia.

C.R. 13-6

Acceding to the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime.

C.R. 13-7

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Matthew Y. Chigiyal to serve as a member of the FSM Banking Board.

C.R. 13-8

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Alexander R. Narruhn to serve as a member of the FSM Banking Board.

C.R. 13-9

Shortening the First Regular Session of the Thirteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia by five days.

C.R. 13-10 Expressing the appreciation of the citizens and the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia to the athletes, coaches and support staff representing the Federated States of Micronesia in the South
C.R. 13-11

Extending the First Special Session of the Thirteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia for five additional days.

C.R.13-12

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Simao Nanpei to serve as the member representing Pohnpei State on the Board of Directors of the National Government Employee's Health Insurance Program.

C.R. 13-13

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Tiser Lippwe to serve as the member representing Chuuk State on the Board of Regents of the College of Micronesia-FSM.

C.R. 13-14

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Paul E. McIlrath to serve as Secretary of the Department of Justice of the Federated States of Micronesia.

C.R. 13-15

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Tadao P. Sigrah to serve as Deputy Permanent Representative of the Federated States of Micronesia at the Permanent Mission to the United Nations.

C.R. 13-16

Confirming the nomination of Mr. James A. Naich to serve as Deputy Chief of Mission of the Federated States of Micronesia at the Embassy in Washington, D.C.

C.R. 13-17

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Kandhi A. Elieisar to serve as Ambassador of the Federated States of Micronesia to the Government of Japan.

C.R. 13-18

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Akillino H. Susaia to serve as Secretary of the Department of Transportation, Communications and Infrastructure.

C.R. 13-19

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Samson E. Pretrick to serve as Consul-General of the Federated States of Micronesia at the Consulate Office in Guam.

C.R. 13-20

Confirming the nomination of Mrs. Beauleen Carl-Worswick to serve as Chief Public Defender of the Federated States of Micronesia.

C.R. 13-21

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Gabriel Ayin to serve as Deputy Chief of Mission of the Federated States of Micronesia at the Embassy in Suva, Fiji.

C.R. 13-22

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Bethwel Henry to serve as Postmaster General of the Federated States of Micronesia.

C.R. 13-23

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Kasio E. Mida to serve as Consul-General of the Federated States of Micronesia at the Consulate Office in Honolulu.

C.R. 13-24

Confirming the nomination of Mr. John Fritz to serve as Deputy Chief of Mission of the Federated States of Micronesia at the Embassy in Tokyo, Japan.

C.R. 13-25

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Ignatius Manglay to serve as the member representing Yap State on the Board of Directors of the National Government Employees' Health Insurance Plan.

C.R. 13-26

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Nena Ned to serve as a member of the Social Security Board.

C.R. 13-27

To ratify the amended Compact of Free Association between the Federated States of Micronesia and the United States of America.

C.R. 13-28

Acceding to the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Internationally Protected Persons, Including Diplomatic Agents.

C.R. 13-29

Acceding to the United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances.

C.R. 13-30

To approve the Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation between the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia and the Government of the People's Republic of China, executed on October 10, 2002, in accordance with section 210 of title 54 of the FSM Code.

C.R. 13-31

Acceding to the International Convention Against the Taking of Hostages.

C.R. 13-32

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Sebastian L. Anefal to serve as Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

C.R. 13-33

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Lorin S. Robert to serve as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

C.R. 13-34

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Patrick Mackenzie to serve as Secretary of the Department of Economic Affairs.

C.R. 13-36

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Nick L. Andon to serve as Secretary of the Department of Finance and Administration.

C.R. 13-35

Confirming the nomination of Dr. Jefferson B. Benjamin to serve as Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Social Affairs.

C.R. 13-37

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Podis Pedrus to serve as the member representing Pohnpei State on the Board of Regents of the College of Micronesia-FSM.

C.R. 13-38

To approve the grant from the United States Secretary of Labor under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title 1, National Emergency Grant (NEG) to the Federated States of Micronesia referenced in the amount of $2,350,000 for the purposes of providing temporary jobs for eligible dislocated workers and to assist in the cleaning and restoration activities in the State of Chuuk following the wake of Tropical Storm Chata'an.

C.R. 13-39

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Marcus Samo to be the member representing Chuuk State on the Board of Directors of the National Government Employees' Health Insurance Program.

C.R. 13-40

Extending the Second Special Session of the Thirteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia for seven additional days.

C.R. 13-41

Acknowledging and recognizing Dr. Eliuel Pretrick's long tenure, service, commitment, and dedication in serving the Micronesian people and in representing the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia in major international, regional and local organizations and agencies dedicated to improving the lives of the people of the Pacific.

C.R. 13-42

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Joseph J. Habuchmai to serve as a member of the Board of Regents of the College of Micronesia-FSM.

C.R. 13-43

Authorizing the Telecommunications Corporation of the Federated States of Micronesia [dba "Federated States of Micronesia Telecommunications Corporation"], pursuant to title 212, section 231(5), to incur debt and agree to liens or security interests in the assets of the Corporation.

C.R. 13-44

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Carl Delfin Apis to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Government Employees' Health Insurance Plan.

C.R. 13-45

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Midion G. Neth to serve as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Social Affairs.

C.R. 13-46

Confirming the nomination of Merlynn Abello-Alfonso, M.D. to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Government Employees' Health Insurance Plan.

C.R 13-47

Expressing the sadness and condolences of the Thirteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia at the passing of Chuuk State Associate Justice Wanis R. Simina.

C.R. 13-48

Confirming the nomination of Dr. Alexander Panuelo to serve as a member of the FSM Banking Board.

C.R. 13-49 To shorten the Second Regular Session of the Thirteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia by fifteen days.
C.R. 13-50 Authorizing the President to resubmit the nominations of Mr. Matthew Y. Chigiyal, Mr. Alexander R. Narruhn and Dr. Alexander Panuelo to serve as members of the FSM Banking Board.
C.R. 13-51

Congratulating the nation and the people of the People's Republic of China on the successful completion of their historic first manned space flight.

C.R. 13-52

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Kasio E. Mida to serve as Ambassador of the Federated States of Micronesia to the Government of Japan.

C.R. 13-53

Supporting the creation of a Special Committee of Congress for the purpose of exploring new sources of financial and technical support for the Federated States of Micronesia.

C.R. 13-54

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Matthew Y. Chigiyal to serve as a member of the FSM Banking Board.

C.R. 13-55

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Alexander R. Narruhn to serve as a member of the FSM Banking Board.

C.R. 13-56

To approve a grant (Grant Cooperative Agreement #U90 CCU921821-01) to the Federated States of Micronesia from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC") for public health preparedness and response to bio-terrorism, in the amount of $488,522 for the first years $778,415 for the second year, and a separate $703,671 for hospital preparedness, with more funding to come at a later date.

C.R. 13-57

To ratify the Agreement Between Solomon Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, and Tonga Concerning the Operations and Status of the Police and Armed Forces and Other Personnel Deployed to Solomon Islands to Assist the Restoration of Law and Order and Security was concluded and signed in Townsville.

C.R. 13-58

To accede to the amendments to the Agreement Relating to the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization, and for other purposes.

C.R. 13-59

To accede to the Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others, and for other purposes.

C.R. 13-60

Approving the agreement for acceptance of financial assistance from the Government of the United States of America for the first month of fiscal year 2004.

C.R. 13-61

Congratulating His Holiness, Pope John Paul II, on the twenty-fifth anniversary of his reign as pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.

C.R. 13-62

Approving the Agreement for Domestic Based Foreign Fishing Vessels between the National Oceanic Resource Management Authority and National Fisheries Corporation.

C.R. 13-63

Approving the Foreign Fishing Agreement between the National Oceanic Resource Management Authority and Korea Deep Sea Fisheries Association.

C.R. 13-64

Approving the Agreement for Domestic Based Foreign Fishing Vessels between the National Oceanic Resource Management Authority and Pacific Foods and Services Incorporated.

C.R. 13-65

Expressing the FSM Congressí profound disagreement with the FSM Presidentís and Vice Presidentís hasty decision(s) during the October, 2003, Economic Policy Implementation Conference (EPIC) in agreeing with the FSM states to reduce the FSM Governmentís revenue share under the Amended Compact, which decision(s) will place the National Governmentís well being in serious jeopardy.

C.R. 13-66

Approving the application to the United States Department of Interior for a $55,000 technical assistance grant to fund the Auditor Training program during 2004 and 2005.

C.R. 13-67

Approving certain agreements for acceptance of financial assistance from the Government of the United States of America for fiscal year 2004.

C.R. 13-68

Approving the proposal to the United States Department of Interior for a $[130,000] 100,000 technical assistance grant to supplement the funding for the Third National Economic Summit.

C.R. 13-69

Disapproving the continued service of retired FSM Supreme Court Justice Richard H. Benson, whose cumulative service as a temporary Justice has exceeded three months.

C.R. 13-70

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Lorin S. Robert to serve as a member of the National Oceanic Resource Management Authority.

C.R. 13-71

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Nena S. Nena to serve as a member of the National Oceanic Resource Management Authority.

C.R. 13-72

Respectfully requesting the Thirteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia to hold a congressional session in the State of Yap.

C.R. 13-73

Requesting that the President direct the Secretary of the Department of Justice to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding the purchase of real property in Chuuk State by the College of Micronesia-FSM.

C.R. 13-74

Respectfully conveying the profound gratitude and sincere appreciation of the Thirteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia to the Honorable Madeleine Bordallo, a member of the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress, who is also a member of the U.S. Congressional Delegation visiting the Federated States of Micronesia, for blessing our Nation by her visit.

C.R. 13-75

Respectfully conveying the profound gratitude and sincere appreciation of the Thirteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia to the Honorable Dennis Rehberg, a Member of the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress, who is also a member of the U.S. Congressional Delegation visiting the Federated States of Micronesia, and to his lovely spouse, Mrs. Jan Rehberg, for blessing our Nation by their visit.

C.R. 13-76

Respectfully conveying the profound gratitude and sincere appreciation of the Thirteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia to the Honorable Frank Lucas, a Member of the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress, who is also a member of the U.S. Congressional Delegation visiting the Federated States of Micronesia, and to his lovely spouse, Mrs. Lynda Lucas, for blessing our Nation by their visit.

C.R. 13-77

Respectfully conveying the profound gratitude and sincere appreciation of the Thirteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia to the Honorable Jeff Flake, a Member of the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress, who is also a member of the U.S. Congressional Delegation visiting the Federated States of Micronesia, and to his lovely spouse, Mrs. Cheryl Flake, for blessing our Nation by their visit.

C.R. 13-78

Respectfully conveying the profound gratitude and sincere appreciation of the Thirteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia to the Honorable Richard Pombo, Chairman of the Resources Committee of the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress, who is also a member of the U.S Congressional Delegation visiting the Federated States of Micronesia, and to his lovely spouse, Mrs. Tracy Pombo, for blessing our Nation by their visit.

C.R. 13-79

Respectfully conveying the profound gratitude and sincere appreciation of the Thirteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia to staff of the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress, to wit: Mr. Steve Ding; Ms. Lisa Wallace; Mr. Chris Foster; and Mr. Tony Babauta of the House Resources Committee; and Mr. Bill Koetzle of the Office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, for taking time to visit the Federated States of Micronesia.

C.R. 13-80

Creating a Special Committee of Congress for the purpose of investigating alleged conduct on the part of members of the executive branch of the FSM Government that involves corruption in office and abuse of power.

C.R. 13-81

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Johnny Meippen to serve as a member of the National Oceanic Resources Management Authority.

C.R. 13-82

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Francis I. Itimai to serve as a member of the National Oceanic Resources Management Authority.

C.R. 13-83

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Hubert K. Yamada to serve as a member of the National Oceanic Resources Management Authority.

C.R. 13-84

Extending the Third Special Session of the Thirteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia for seven additional days.

C.R. 13-85

Respectfully conveying the profound gratitude and sincere appreciation of the Thirteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia to the Honorable Eni Faleomavaega, a member of the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress, who is also a member of the U.S. Congressional Delegation visiting the Federated States of Micronesia, for blessing our Nation by his visit.

C.R. 13-86

Respectfully conveying the profound gratitude and sincere appreciation of the Thirteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia to the Honorable Dennis Cardoza, a member of the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress, who is also a member of the U.S Congressional Delegation visiting the Federated States of Micronesia, and to his lovely spouse, Mrs. Kathleen Cardoza, for blessing our Nation by their visit.

C.R. 13-87

Respectfully conveying the profound gratitude and sincere appreciation of the Thirteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia to the Honorable Gale Norton, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior and to her husband, Mr. John Hughes, for blessing our Nation by their visit.

C.R. 13-88

Respectfully conveying the profound gratitude and sincere appreciation of the Thirteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia to the Honorable David Cohen, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior, for blessing our Nation by his visit.

C.R. 13-89

Respectfully conveying the profound gratitude and sincere appreciation of the Thirteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia to the staff of the U.S. Department of Interior, to wit: Mr. David Bernhardt and Ms. Ramona Jones, for taking time to visit the Federated States of Micronesia.

C.R. 13-90

Reinstating the continued service of retired FSM Supreme Court Justice Richard H. Benson.

C.R. 13-91

Confirming the nomination of Mr. William F. Hawley to serve as a member of the Federated States of Micronesia Banking Board.

C.R. 13-92

To approve the Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation between the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia and the Government of the People's Republic of China, executed on December 31, 2003, in accordance with 54 F.S.M.C. ß210.

C.R. 13-93

Setting the ceiling of the total funds estimated to be available for appropriation from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2004.

C.R. 13-94

Authorizing the President to resubmit the nomination of Mr. James A. Naich to serve as Deputy Chief of Mission of the Federated States of Micronesia Embassy in Washington, D.C.

C.R. 13-95 Confirming the nomination of Ms. Jane Elymore to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Government Employees' Health Insurance Plan.
CR 13-96 To approve the agreement on economic and technical cooperation between the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia and the Government of the People's Republic of China
CR 13-97

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Laurence Vetter to be the Secretary of the Department of Justice, Federated States of Micronesia.

CR 13-98

Confirming the nomination of Mr. John Sound to serve as the member representing Chuuk State on the Board of Regents of the College of Micronesia Ė FSM.

CR 13-99

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Tadao P. Sigrah to serve as the Consul-General at the FSM Consulate in Hawaii.

CR 13-100

To rejoin the Association of Pacific Island Legislatures, and for other purposes.

CR 13-101

Respectfully conveying the profound gratitude and sincere appreciation of the Thirteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia to the Honorable Toshio Nakayama for his service as Chairman of the Japan-FSM Parliamentarian Friendship League and his contributions to the strengthening of relations between Japan and the Federated States of Micronesia.

CR 13-102

Respectfully welcoming the Honorable Yoshiro Mori to the position of Chairman of the Japan-FSM Parliamentarian Friendship League and expressing the profound gratitude and sincere appreciation of the Thirteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia for his commitment to the strengthening of ties between Japan and the Federated States of Micronesia.

CR 13-103 Designating and  appointing Mr. Bradely Stam to the position of Legislative Counsel to the Congress of the Federated State of Micronesia
CR 13-104 Establishing a plan to fund a budget deficit recorded by the National Government at the close of fiscal year 2003
CR 13-105 Authorizing the use of a formula for sharing of Compact funds among the National Government and the States for purposes of submittal to the Joint Economic Management Committee of the Federated States of Micronesia FY 2005 consolidated plan for the Division of annual economic assistant under the physical procedures agreement with the Unites States
CR 13-106

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Andrew Robert Yatilman to be the Secretary of the Department of Economic Affairs of the Federated States of Micronesia.

CR 13-107

Confirming the nomination of Mr. James A. Naich to serve as Deputy Chief of Mission of the Federated States of Micronesia at the Embassy in Washington, D.C.

CR 13-108

Respectfully inviting the President of the Federated States of Micronesia to address the people and the Members of Congress with respect to ratification of the amended Compact of Free Association with the United States of America.

CR 13-109 Confirming the nomination of Mr. Andrew Yatilman to serve as the member representing Yap State on the Board of Regent of the College of Micronesia-FSM
CR 13-110 Approving the 2003/2004 Agreement between the National Oceanic Resource Management Authority (NORMA) and the Federation of Japan Tuna Fisheries Cooperative Association, National Offshore Tuna Fisheries Association of Japan and Japan Far Seas Purse seine Fishing Association, concerning the supply of goods and services for the development of fisheries of the Federated States of Micronesia for the period from 10th August 2003 to 9th August 2004
CR 13-111 Expressing gratitude and appreciation to Ms. Kathleen Rittner for many years of service, commitment and dedication in her employment with the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia
CR 13-112 Requesting the President of the Federated States of Micronesia to revisit housing regulation of the National Government and make necessary amendments there to consistent with the government policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees of the National Government
CR 13-113 Changing the length of the term of service of Mr. Carl Delfin Apis to serve as the member representing the National Government on the Board of Director of the National Government Employees Health Insurance Plan to a term of 1 year
CR 13-114 Setting the ceiling of the total funds estimated to be available for appropriation from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia for the FY ending September 30, 2005
CR 13-115 Changing the length of service of Dr. Merlyn Abello-Alfonso to srve as the member representing the private sector on the Board of Director of the National Government Employees Health Insurance Plan to a term of 2 years
CR 13-116 Changing the length of the term of service of Mr. Marcos Samo to serve as the member representing Chuuk State on the Board of Director of the National Government Employees Health Insurance Plan to a term of 2 years
CR 13-117 Setting the ceiling of the total funds estimated to be available for appropriation from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia for FY ending September 30, 2004 ($32,700,000)
CR 13-118 Confirming the nomination of Mr. John Chugan to serve as the National Election Commissioner for Yap State
CR 13-119 Confirming the nomination of Mr. Seperiano Barnabas to serve as the National Election Commissioner for Pohnpei State
CR 13-120 Confirming the nomination of Mr. Winiplat Besilem to be the National Election Commissioner for Chuuk State
CR 13-121 Confirming the nomination of Mr. Kun Olter to serve as the National Election Commissioner for Kosrae State
CR 13-122 Approving the Federated States of Micronesia Infrastructure Development plan for the period from FY 2004 to FY 2023 and for other purposes
CR 13-123 Denouncing unconstitutional practices by the FSM Department of Justice and reported acts of unlawful prosecutorial misconduct by Assistant Attorney General Mathew Crabtree
CR 13-124 Changing the length of the term of Mr. Ignatius Manglay to serve as the member representing Yap State on the Board of Directors of the National Government Employees' Health Insurance Plan to a term of three years
CR 13-125 Changing the length of the term of Mr. Simao Nanpei to serve as the member representing Yap State on the Board of Directors of the National Government Employees' Health Insurance Plan to a term of one year
CR 13-126 Shortening the 3rd Regular Session of the 13th Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia (by Asugar and Nelson)
CR 13-127 To accede to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and for other purposes (by Henry Asugar)
CR 13-128 Ratifying the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (by Henry Asugar)
CR 13-129

Urging the President to initiate negotiation on a $40 million loan available either through the Asian Development Bank or the World Bank to establish a revolving fund for the development and rehabilitation of commercial agriculture in the FSM.

CR 13-130

Urging the President of the Federated States of Micronesia to proclaim the second Sunday of May each year as Mother's Day in the Federated States of Micronesia.

CR 13-131

Urging the President of the Federated States of Micronesia to proclaim the third Sunday of June each year as Father's Day in the Federated States of Micronesia.

CR 13-132

To confirm the nomination of Mr. Nena S. Nena to be the Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Social Affairs.

CR 13-133

Congratulating Mr. Manuel Miningfel of Yap for being the number one weightlifter in all weight divisions in the entire Pacific and being the first FSM athlete to ever qualify for an Olympic Games and rank in top ten on the Olympic Qualification Ranking List in his weight category (62kg).

CR 13-134

Expressing the appreciation of the citizens and the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia to the athletes, coaches and support staff representing the Federated States of Micronesia in the 2004 Olympic Games.

CR 13-135

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Carl Delfin Apis to Serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Government Employees' Health Insurance Plan.

CR 13-136

Expressing the sadness and condolences of the Thirteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia at the passing of the paramount chief of Madolenihmw, Ilten Shelten.

CR 13-137

Expressing the sadness and condolences of the Thirteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia at the sudden passing of Army Sergeant, Skipper Soram of Pohnpei State.

CR 13-138

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Keichiro G. Dawe to be the National Election Commisioner for Chuuk State.

CR 13-139

Expressing the sincere appreciation and heartfelt gratitude of the Thirteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia to all the governments, corporations, businesses, foundations, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Coast Guard, the Government and People of Guam, the Ayuda Foundation, Sky Blue Air, citizens of Yap residing in Guam, and various individuals for their swift outreach, response and urgently needed assistance which included monetary donations, food, clothing, water and medicine for the State of Yap during the aftermath of Typhoon Sudal.

CR 13-140

Requesting and encouraging the Chief Executives of the Governments of the Pacific Island states to enter into a Free Trade Agreement among Association of Pacific Island Legislatures (APIL) member entities and with the United States Government at the earliest possible opportunity, in order to support the recovery of the ailing economies of Pacific Island states.

CR 13-141

Approving the acceptance of technical and financial assistance from the Government of the United States of America.

CR 13-142

Requesting the National Oceanic Resource Management Authority to mandate that fishing vessels licensed to fish in the FSM fishery waters off-load their catch in FSM ports.

CR 13-143

Requesting the Federal Transportation Safety Administration to eliminate the current requirements that passengers in-transit exit the plane at every island stop, when the passenger will be traveling on the same aircraft to their final destination. 

CR 13-144

Requesting the Executive Branch of the Federated States of Micronesia to develop a Strategic Plan for the Prevention of Tobacco, Alcohol and Substance Abuse in this nation.

CR 13-145

Confirming the nomination of Ms. Jane J. Chigiyal to be the National Government representative on the Board of Directors of the FSM Telecommunications Corporation.

CR 13-146

Calling upon the President of the Federated States of Micronesia to request the assistance of the Government of the United States in studying the effects of the United States Nuclear Testing Program on the territory and populations of the Federated States of Micronesia, and in securing just compensation for victims of radiation exposure as a consequence of activities related to the U.S. Government's nuclear tests in Micronesia.

CR 13-147

Approving the Foreign Fishing Agreement between the National Oceanic Resource Management Authority and Korea Deep Sea Fisheries Association.

CR 13-148

Approving the Agreement for Domestic Based Foreign Fishing Vessels between the National Oceanic Resource Management Authority and National Fisheries Corporation.

CR 13-149

Approving the Agreement for Domestic Based Foreign Fishing Vessels between the National Oceanic Resource Management Authority and Pacific Foods and Services Incorporated.

CR 13-150

Respectfully requesting the government of the United States of America to ease some of its immigration restrictions on the citizens of island members of the Association of Pacific Island Legislatures (APIL) when entering Guam, CNMI, Hawaii, and the U.S. mainland.

CR 13-151

Urging the President to appoint an honorary counsel to represent the interests of the Federated States of Micronesia in Europe.

CR 13-152

Expressing the sadness and condolences of the Thirteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia at the sudden passing of Senator Reed G. Nena of Kosrae State.

CR 13-153

Requesting the National Oceanic Resource Management Authority to impose a two-year moratorium on the entry into and renewal of fishing agreements with respect to the fishery waters of the Federated States of Micronesia.

CR 13-154

Expressing the sincere appreciation of the Thirteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia to the Government of the Russian Federation for its Ratification of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

CR 13-155

Expressing and extending the sympathy and condolences of the people and the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia to the Prime Minister of Japan and the people of Japan at this time of their tragedy and loss resulting from the Saturday, October 23, 2004 earthquake, and typhoon Tokage.

CR 13-156

Expressing concern that the government of the United States of America, by imposing unnecessarily onerous and restrictive conditions on its operational and sector grants to the Federated States of Micronesia, is acting contrary to the spirit of the Compact of Free Association, as amended.

CR 13-157

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Matthew Phelan to serve as the Secretary of the Department of Justice.

CR 13-158

Expressing sincere congratulations to the Honorable Koisimy Hadley, the Nanmwarki of Madolenihmw upon his elevation to the traditional titleship of "Wasa Lapalap Isipahu", Nahnmwarki of Madolenihmw Municipality in the State of Pohnpei, FSM.

CR 13-159

Expressing the sincere appreciation of the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia to the former Regional Maritime Legal Advisor for the Regional Maritime Programme of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Captain Dr. Peter Heathcote, for his assistance and support in the promulgation of various FSM Maritime Regulations and the drafting of the National Maritime Act of 1997.

CR 13-160

Setting the ceiling of the total funds estimated to be available for appropriation from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005.

CR 13-161

To shorten the Fourth Regular Session of the Thirteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia.

CR 13-162

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Jesse Giltamag to serve as Secretary of the Department of Economic Affairs.

CR 13-163

Authorizing the President of the Federated States of Micronesia to submit the Proposed FSM Strategic Development Plan to the Joint Economic Management Committee, on a provisional basis, pending review and approval by Congress.

CR 13-164

Shortening the Sixth Special Session of the Thirteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia.

CR 13-165

Expressing the profound appreciation of the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia to the Government, traditional leaders and people of the State of Yap for hosting the Sixth Special Session of the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia.

CR 13-166

Setting the ceiling of the total funds estimated to be available for appropriation from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005.

CR 13-167

Approving the application for Technical and Financial Assistance requested under the United States Department of Interior, Office of Insular Affairs for the purpose of funding the new Uniform Financial Management Information System for all five FSM Governments.

CR 13-168

Approving Airport Improvement Program project grant agreements between the Federated States of Micronesia and the United States.

CR 13-169

Urging the President of the Federated States of Micronesia and the National Oceanic Resource Management Authority to ban all fishing by the Sanko Bussan Co., Ltd. in the [Extended Fishery Zone] Exclusive Economic Zone of the Federated States of Micronesia by denying it the ability to obtain any future fishing licenses to fish the [Extended Fishery Zone] Exclusive Economic Zone of the Federated States of Micronesia unless and until action is taken to satisfy a judgment in favor of the People of Satawal.

CR 13-170

Authorizing the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, on behalf of and in the name of Congress, to initiate a lawsuit, in the national courts, seeking a declaration as to the respective powers of the Executive Branch and the Legislative Branch with respect to the establishment of a method for dividing Compact monies with the states.

CR 13-171

Expressing the heartfelt condolences of the Thirteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia to the victims of the December 26, 2004, earthquake and tsunami.

CR 13-172

Setting the ceiling of the total funds estimated to be available for appropriation from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005.

CR 13-173

To shorten the Fifth Regular Session of the Thirteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia.

CR 13-174

Approving Australian Government funding for a project to promote the establishment of complementary national and state juvenile justice programs.

CR 13-175

Adopting the Federated States of Micronesia National Drug Policy.

CR 13-176

Confirming the nomination of Mr. Valerio Hallens to be the National Government representative on the Board of Directors of the FSM Telecommunications Corporation.

CR 13-177

Expressing concern regarding the actions of the United States of America in relation to the accident involving the nuclear submarine USS San Francisco on January 8, 2005.

CR 13-178

Accepting the Chinese Government Offer to the Federated States of Micronesia of a grant in the amount of 2,000,000 Yuan RMB for purchasing of vehicles for the Department of Foreign Affairs for the purpose of protocol use.

CR 13-179 Citing the owner and operator of the USS San Francisco.
CR 13-180

Setting the ceiling of the total funds estimated to be available for appropriation from the General Fund of the Federated States of Micronesia for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005.

CR 13-181

Relating to the FSM Strategic Development Plan to be submitted pursuant to the Amended Compact of Free Association


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